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petraeus, the former head of the cia. >> talk of washington, that's for sure. we now know the women at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. she was apparently perceived as a threat. >> the secret affair may have remained threatening if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to his woman jill kelly. officials say she was not romantically involved with pet tray but a family friend. kelly contacted the cia. initially there were concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the original complaints was harassment that possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going
is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it
new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and paula broadwell is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues the administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out the
. not just one, but two powerful men are enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been qui
america." please stay tuned for that. >>> and here at home, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal is starting to do some damage control. a close friend said paula broadwell is deeply sorry for the damage that's been done to her family and everyone else by the affair. the friend adds that broadwell is trying to repair the damage and move forward. but there are legal challenges ahead. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: paula broadwell with her husband and children. >> is there anything you want to say? this is it. i mean, is there anything want to say about this whole situation? >> we've got no comment at this time. >> reporter: returned to their charlotte home after spending most of the weekend at relatives. meanwhile, fbi investigators continue to pore over broadwell's computer and boxes of evidence taken from her charlotte home, to determine if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. differing views of whether the decorated army general needs to resign as the director of the cia after his affair with broadwell became public. >> i come from a tradition
. the top commander of afghanistan has been caught up in the scandal surrounding former cia chief, david petraeus. the pentagon is investigating general john allen for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. >> kelly, she's the florida woman who triggered the investigation, which led petraeus to step down. >> we want to get more insight on this quickly-developing story from lama hasan. she is live in our london bureau this morning. lama, can you break down for us, exactly, how big is an investigation is this? >> reporter: well, good morning to you, rob. there are reportedly between 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents from general allen's communications with jill kelly, between 2010 and 2012. and they're underreview. defense department officials will not say whether they are involved in sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures. it's not known whether david petraeus is mentioned in these e-mails. rob? >> lama, this is paula. david petraeus resigned. but general allen so far has denied wrongdoing. he is staying on the job for now.
-long manhunt, a top female cia officer. played in the movie by jessica chastain. >> i didn't want to use you guys. >> i was blown away at the heart of this hunt was this young woman who had a kind of tenacity and dedication and courage. she would never say no. >> you're going to kill him for me. >> reporter: it was maya, as she's called, who relentlessly focused on a long-forgotten bin laden currier. the link that would lead to the terrorist himself. >> got it. >> reporter: i'm curious what she thought about it? at one point che thought she would be the focus of the movie. >> a lot of people i spoke to were in an unusual position. they were proud of what they had done. but they had resigned that what they had done was not something they could talk about publicly. >> reporter: for one very good reasons. hollywood movie or not, many of the real stars are back at work, back in the shadows. martha raddatz, abc news, los angeles. >> hmm. they're all heroes. early reviews, stunning on that movie. >> january 11th it comes out. >>> good morning. 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday morning. thanks for joining
came directly from the cia. the white house is standing by rice, insisting there's no unanswered questions about her television appearances. >> the focus on, some might say obsession on, comments made on sunday shows, seems to me, and to many, to be misplaced. >> reporter: president obama hasn't decided who he will nominate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. if it's rice, there could be a fight. but, rob and paula, it does appear she would have the votes needed to be confirmed. >> see how that plays out. tahman bradley in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and in egypt, cairo's tahrir square is a tinderbox as protests grow against president mohamed morsi. more than 200,000 people jammed the square to protest morsi's layton power grab last week. the crowd chanting for morsi to leave, echoing the call from the revolution that tossed hosni mubarak. >>> an investigation has revealed that the factory made clothes for walmart, sears and our parent company, disney. and there have been three factory officials suspected of locking the doors, dooming those workers inside
cia career. in a letter to a fellow general, petraeus says his wife, holly, is not kicking him out, despite the affair. he says resigning as head of the spy agency was simply the right thing to do. now, james shelton, that's the general who got the letter, blames paula broadwell for the affair. he says broadwell was a savvy woman who knew a lot more about matters of the heart. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming in just over a month, high-level negotiators meet today on capitol hill. one republican is suggesting that instead of risking a tax increase on everyone, it would be better to let tax increases for the top 2% of earners go up. but the top gop leader in the house says that's a no-go. >> the goal here is to control the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. why? this is not the right approach. >> reporter: boehner and president obama said they are optimistic that a deal can be reached by christmas. >>> turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of pr
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